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FIN 515 Week 2 Project Financial Statement

Analysis (Nike)

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As the new financial manager of your company, the
CEO has asked your team to provide a brief
analysis of the company’s performance to present
at the upcoming board of directors meeting. The
CEO has asked that you assess the company’s
performance against your company’s industry.
Thus, to do this, you will need to use ratio analysis
or other techniques to determine areas in which
the company is doing well, as well as areas that
management should look at.
Here are the steps for the project:
1. Select your teammate. Each team should
be made up of two members.
2. Determine which company you will
analyze for the project. Your selection may
be subject to your professor’s approval. The
company that you select will likely be used
for all four team projects. As such, be sure
that the company has debt on its balance
sheet, as this will be a requirement for future
3. Go to the website for your company and
download the 10-K report for the most
recent year.
4. Perform your ratio analysis on your
a. A good place to start would be to
perform a complete DuPont analysis of
the company. The DuPont analysis might
provide guidance as to what particular
areas of the company should be
examined next and what ratios should be
calculated. Be sure to include ratios that
cover the following areas:
i. Profitability
ii. Debt Management
iii. Liquidity
iv. Asset Management
v. Market Value
b. In addition to the DuPont analysis
ratios, be sure to present and discuss at
least six relevant ratios that your team
feels may best assess the company’s
c. Using an online database, such
as or a similar database,
capture the ratio averages for
your company’s industry to evaluate
your company’s performance.
d. Provide an analysis that compares
your company’s ratios to the industry
standards. There is no need to explain
the purpose of the ratios. Rather, be sure
to provide an interpretation of the
results. This may entail some research
from news sources on the company’s
recent performance.
e. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation
that summarizes the comparison of your
company’s ratios against the industry
ratios, as well as your analysis. APA
standards are to be followed for all
portions of this presentation, including
but not limited to proper references and
Using Webex or Voicethread, prepare an oral
presentation that presents your PowerPoint
presentation. Each team member must participate
in this presentation